Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

Practical Astrology for Witches and Pagans

This is a practical handbook for any practitioner of magic to use in building individual rituals and creating the most effective magic.

Author: Ivo Dominguez Jr.

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781578635757

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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More often than not, people think of astrology as a tool for divination or the exploration of one's personality. Astrology is considerably more than that. It is a sacred science, a highly descriptive symbolic language, and it is also a technology that can be applied to ritual, herbalism, the use of crystals, and much more. This is a practical handbook for any practitioner of magic to use in building individual rituals and creating the most effective magic. Concise, focused, and expertly presented, this book teaches the core concepts of astrology so that wiccans and pagans can truly apply it to their practices.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Witches and Pagans

Witches and Pagans

Anglo-Saxon ?mystery-singers? shed light on ancestor veneration in early medieval Europe.The webs of Wyrd, weavers? ceremonies, herb-chanters, crystal balls and the Völuspá: this book uncovers the authentic ethnic roots of witchcraft.

Author: Max Dashu

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692740287

Category: Folk religion

Page: 408

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Swa wiccan taeca?: ?as the witches teach.' So, explained the Old English translator, it was witches who counseled people to ?bring their offerings to earth-fast stone and also to trees and to wellsprings.' His contextualizing commentary on a Frankish penitential reveals the witches? intimate association with animist, earth-based ceremonies, contradicting the now-engrained idea that they were ?wicked.' In a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, early medieval literature and art, Max Dashu pulls the covers off ethnic lore known to few except scholarly specialists. She shows that the old ethnic names for ?witch? signify wisewoman, prophetess, diviner, healer, shapeshifter, and dreamer. She fleshes out the spiritual culture of the Norse völur (?staff-women?), with their oracular ceremonies, incantations, and ?sitting-out? on the land for wisdom. She examines archaeological finds of women's ritual staffs, many of which symbolize the distaff, a spinning tool that connects with broader European themes of goddesses, fates, witches, and female power. Ecclesiastical records show that these aspects of European women's spiritual culture survived state conversions to Christianity. Witches and Pagans plunges into the megalithic taproot of the elder kindreds, and the ancestral Old Woman known as the Cailleach. It draws on priestly Frankish and German sources to trace the foundational witch-legend of the Women Who Go by Night with the Goddess'and her links to women's spinning sacraments in the orature of Holle, Fraw Percht, and Swanfooted Berthe. The book also looks at the sexual politics of early witch burnings and the female ordeal of treading red-hot iron. Anglo-Saxon ?mystery-singers? shed light on ancestor veneration in early medieval Europe.The webs of Wyrd, weavers? ceremonies, herb-chanters, crystal balls and the Völuspá: this book uncovers the authentic ethnic roots of witchcraft. Putting the common woman at the center results in a very different view of European history than the one we have been taught. Sagas, ecclesiastical canons, laws, chronicles, charms, manuscripts and sculpture show the spiritual leadership of women and the goddesses, fates, and ancestors they revered. These strands can help to reweave the ripped webs of women's culture.
Categories: Folk religion

A Community of Witches

A Community of Witches

While the words "magic," "witchcraft," and "paganism" evoke images of the distant past and remote cultures, this book shows that Wicca has emerged as part of a new religious movement that reflects the era in which it developed.

Author: Helen A. Berger

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570032467

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

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A Community of Witches explores the beliefs and practices of Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft - generally known to scholars and practitioners as Wicca. While the words "magic," "witchcraft," and "paganism" evoke images of the distant past and remote cultures, this book shows that Wicca has emerged as part of a new religious movement that reflects the era in which it developed. Imported to the United States in the late 1960s from the United Kingdom, the religion absorbed into its basic fabric the social concerns of the time: feminism, environmentalism, self-development, alternative spirituality, and mistrust of authority.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Healing Craft

The Healing Craft

The Healing Craft is the first work of it's kind aimed toward the Pagan market.

Author: Janet Farrar

Publisher: Phoenix Pub

ISBN: 0919345182

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 269

View: 282

The Healing Craft is the first work of it's kind aimed toward the Pagan market. Although directed at those seeking to use the healing arts from a purely Pagan perspective, it will be useful to any who are interested in complementary therapies. Written with this in mind, The Healing Craft is both academic and practical, combining chapters on the necessary information required to be a healer (e.g. chapters on the physical and spiritual body) with several chapters designed to increase the reader's skills in several different healing techniques. All the chapters bring together both the orthodox medical viewpoint with that of the complementary therapist.Included within the book are chapters on Spiritual Healing, Massage and Aromatherapy, Shamanistic and Magical Practices, Counselling (with Tarot and Past Life Regression) plus a chapter on Last Rites. Obviously it is impossible to do justice to many of these subjects in a single chapter, so they have been written to!guide the reader to what they will need to learno heal others effectively, while offering basic practical skills. This makes The Healing Craft an invaluable guide to those seeking to practice healing from a holistic pagan viewpoint.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Being a Pagan

Being a Pagan

In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice.

Author: Ellen Evert Hopman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594775901

Category: Religion

Page: 392

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More than 60 pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. • Addresses how Pagans view parenting, organized religion, and politics. • Introduces the wide range of possibilities within the neo-Pagan movement. • By Ellen Evert Hopman, author of A Druid's Herbal for the Sacred Earth Year; Walking the World in Wonder: A Children's Herbal; and Tree Medicine, Tree Magic. Who are the pagans and what do they stand for? Why would some of the members of the best educated, most materially comfortable generation of Americans look back to mystical traditions many millennia old? During the last few decades, millions of people have embraced ancient philosophies that honor Earth and the spiritual power of each individual. Ways of worship from sources as diverse as the pre-Christian Celts, ancient Egypt, and Native American traditions are currently helping their followers find meaning in life while living in the Information Age. In this book Pagan leaders and teachers describe in their own words what they believe and what they practice. From Margot Adler, an NPR reporter and author of Drawing Down the Moon, to Isaac Bonewits, ArchDruid and founder of a modern neo-Druidic organization, those interviewed in this book express the rich diversity of modern Paganism. Hopman's insightful questions draw on her own experiences as a Pagan and Druid as well as on her extensive research. With coauthor Lawrence Bond, she examines how Pagans address such issues as parenting, organized religion, and politics. The resulting dialogues illuminate the modern Pagan revival.
Categories: Religion

Voices from the Pagan Census

Voices from the Pagan Census

The pagan census, neo-paganism, and neo-pagans -- Magic, mysticism, and politics -- Spiritual paths, forms of practice, and regional variations -- Families, children, and sexuality -- Popularization and institutional changes -- Festivals -- ...

Author: Helen A. Berger

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570034885

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 279

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The pagan census, neo-paganism, and neo-pagans -- Magic, mysticism, and politics -- Spiritual paths, forms of practice, and regional variations -- Families, children, and sexuality -- Popularization and institutional changes -- Festivals -- Voices of consensus and dissension, voices of concern and joy.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Drawing Down the Moon

Drawing Down the Moon

In this edition, featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan ...

Author: Margot Adler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101549766

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Now fully revised-the classic study of Neo-Paganism Almost thirty years since its original publication, Drawing Down the Moon continues to be the only detailed history of the burgeoning but still widely misunderstood Neo- Pagan subculture. Margot Adler attended ritual gatherings and interviewed a diverse, colorful gallery of people across the United States, people who find inspiration in ancient deities, nature, myth, even science fiction. In this new edition featuring an updated resource guide of newsletters, journals, books, groups, and festivals, Margot Adler takes a fascinating and honest look at the religious experiences, beliefs, and lifestyles of modern America's Pagan groups.
Categories: Religion

Neo pagan Sacred Art and Altars

Neo pagan Sacred Art and Altars

Mystic meanings behind the flourishing art of modern-day pagans and witches

Author: Sabina Magliocco

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1578063914

Category: Art

Page: 92

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Mystic meanings behind the flourishing art of modern-day pagans and witches
Categories: Art

Llewellyn s Complete Book of Names for Pagans Wiccans Witches Druids Heathens Mages Shamans Independent Thinkers of All Sorts who are Curious about Names from Every Place and Every Time

Llewellyn s Complete Book of Names for Pagans  Wiccans  Witches  Druids  Heathens  Mages  Shamans   Independent Thinkers of All Sorts who are Curious about Names from Every Place and Every Time

A comprehensive name guide is written specifically for Witches, Pagans and anyone who wants factual and in-depth information on a wide variety of names.

Author: K. M. Sheard

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738723686

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 780

View: 132

A comprehensive name guide is written specifically for Witches, Pagans and anyone who wants factual and in-depth information on a wide variety of names. Features more than 7,000 names derived from assorted cultures and spiritual traditions, from ancient times to modern, including names from mythology, magical texts, nature and the Bible. Includes pronunciations, guidance in name selection, a glossary, an index by gender and lists of names by theme. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Solitary Pagans

Solitary Pagans

Solitary Pagans is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of contemporary Pagans who practice alone.

Author: Helen A. Berger

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781643360102

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 105

Solitary Pagans is the first book to explore the growing phenomenon of contemporary Pagans who practice alone. Although the majority of Pagans in the United States have abandoned the tradition of practicing in groups, little is known about these individuals or their way of practice. Helen A. Berger fills that gap by building on a massive survey of contemporary practitioners. By examining the data, Berger describes solitary practitioners demographically and explores their spiritual practices, level of social engagement, and political activities. Contrasting the solitary Pagans with those who practice in groups and more generally with other non-Pagan Americans, she also compares contemporary U.S. Pagans with those in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Berger brings to light the new face of contemporary paganism by analyzing those who learn about the religion from books or the Internet and conduct rituals alone in their gardens, the woods, or their homes. Some observers believe this social isolation and political withdrawal has resulted in an increase in narcissism and a decline in morality, while others argue to the contrary that it has produced a new form of social integration and political activity. Berger posits the implications of her findings to reveal a better understanding of other metaphysical religions and those who shun traditional religious organizations.
Categories: Religion

Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia

Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia

Based partly on the author's own experiences, and rich with anecdotes from Australian Pagans, Witchcraft and Paganism in Australia is full of insights into this intriguing social phenomenon.

Author: Lynne Hume

Publisher: Melbourne University

ISBN: IND:30000053321802

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 944

"This book contributes in a most original way to the growing literature on comparative religion and new religious movements. More specifically, it draws attention to a new religious movement. Neo-Paganism, or Paganism, is rapidly growing in membership throughout the Western world, and is gaining increasing interest throughout Australia. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Hume describes the emergence of a controversial worldview that has its roots in some ancient ideas but whose ideology is firmly rooted in the twentieth century. Hume poses some interesting questions- is Paganism a religion? What do its practitioners believe and do? What place does it have in a modern nation like Australia? What are its historical roots? Is it dangerous? Is it legal? How do people learn about it? Why is it adopted as a belief system? What is the emic viewpoint; the view from the believer s perspective? As an anthropological analysis of a social phenomenon, Witchcraft and Paganism in Australiais an intriguing and accessible study."
Categories: Religion

The Wizard and the Witch

The Wizard and the Witch

This is the stranger-than-fiction story of two soul mates who rejected the status quo and embraced higher ideals...and had a whole lot of fun while they were at it.

Author: John C. Sulak

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738740515

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

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This is the stranger-than-fiction story of two soul mates who rejected the status quo and embraced higher ideals . . . and had a whole lot of fun while they were at it. Reclaiming Pagan as a spiritual identity—and living in an open marriage for over four decades—Oberon and Morning Glory Zell truly embody the freedom to think, to love, and to live. Telling the stories of their singular lives in this unique oral history, Oberon and Morning Glory—together with a colorful tribe of friends, lovers, musicians, homesteaders, researchers, and ritualists—reveal how they established the Church of All Worlds, revitalized Goddess worship, discovered the Gaea Thesis, raised real Unicorns, connected a worldwide community through Green Egg magazine, searched for mermaids in the South Pacific, and founded the influential Grey School of Wizardry. Join Morning Glory and Oberon as they share the highs and lows of their extraordinary lives, and explore the role they played in shaping the community of Witches and Pagans that thrives in the world today. Includes a 16-page color photo insert.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Popular Dictionary of Paganism

A Popular Dictionary of Paganism

This dictionary is a glossary of terms and a reference work whose entries cover the complex phenomenon of contemporary Paganism. A valuable addition to the available academic literature.

Author: Joanne Pearson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136867781

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 176

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This dictionary provides a readily available collection of source material for a subject which has recently become of considerable public and academic interest. It provides a point of reference for key words and concepts which have previously been available only in short glossaries, footnotes, or within a body of text. It deals with concepts shared by all Pagans, and also with those concepts unique to a particular Pagan tradition.
Categories: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Handbook of Contemporary Paganism

Handbook of Contemporary Paganism

As Contemporary Paganism continues to grow and mature, new angles of inquiry about it have emerged and are explored in this collection.

Author: Murphy Pizza

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004163737

Category: Religion

Page: 649

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Contemporary Paganism is a movement that is still young and establishing its identity and place on the global religious landscape. The members of the movement are simultaneously growing, unifying, and maintaining its characteristic diversity of traditions, identities, and rituals. The modern Pagan movement has had a restless formation period but has also been the catalyst for some of the most innovative religious expressions, praxis, theologies, and communities. As Contemporary Paganism continues to grow and mature, new angles of inquiry about it have emerged and are explored in this collection. This examination and study of contemporary Paganism contributes new ways to observe and examine other religions, where innovations, paradoxes, and inconsistencies can be more accurately documented and explained.
Categories: Religion

Witch s Cannabis Diary

Witch s Cannabis Diary

The ideal cannabis diary for witches, pagans, New Age practitioners, and Wiccans.

Author: Pagan Essentials

Publisher:

ISBN: 1087489199

Category:

Page: 122

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The ideal cannabis diary for witches, pagans, New Age practitioners, and Wiccans. This unique witchy notebook assists cannabis users in documenting various marijuana strains and their benefits. Document the cost, effects, effectiveness, strain profile, and flavors. Record if a strain is indica, sativa, or a hybrid. Note if the strain contained CBD, TCHA, TCHV, or CBN. A useful journal for medical marijuana patients and cannabis enthusiasts.
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By Land Sky Sea

By Land  Sky   Sea

However, Witches and Pagans are not so dualistic in this interpretation, in that we
do not perceive magick to be divorced from spirituality and vice versa; they are of
the same and are one. In the generic Pagan view, magick is the very essence ...

Author: Gede Parma

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 9780738727639

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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For Witches and Pagans of all traditions and paths, By Land, Sky & Sea will help you develop an intimate understanding of the magickal lore and traditions of modern shamanic pathworking. Based upon the Celtic realms of land, sky, and sea, this wise and unique book explores the ancient trinity and its Greek, Hawaiian, Hindu, Stregheria, and Wiccan customs. Gede Parma guides you through effective methods for working in the three realms, culminating in powerful rituals for each. —Gain basic skills in breathwork, omenwalking, divination, and celebrating the body through dance —Learn techniques for energy work and expanding consciousness, such as astral projection, clearing and balancing the chakras, and clairvoyance —Enact true shamanic practices of trance, vision journeying, channeling, oracle reading, initiation, and rebirth Praise: "Lyrical, anecdotal, and practical . . . This book will engage and refresh the seasoned practitioner of modern Witchcraft and enlighten the novice equally. Recommended."—Kala Trobe, author of The Witch's Guide to Life
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Divorcing a Real Witch

Divorcing a Real Witch

Divorcing a Real Witch addresses the painful emotional journey of divorce from a Wiccan perspective.

Author: Diana Rajchel

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781782796305

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 209

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Divorcing a Real Witch addresses the painful emotional journey of divorce from a Wiccan perspective. Along with sharing her own experience, author Diana Rajchel solicits the experiences and advice of other Pagans on how to handle this life passage.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A History of Witchcraft

A History of Witchcraft

A revised and updated edition of the classic study on witchcraft examines the historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations of witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, arguing that modern witchcraft in the West is in ...

Author: Jeffrey Burton Russell

Publisher:

ISBN: 0500286345

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 407

A revised and updated edition of the classic study on witchcraft examines the historical, anthropological, and religious manifestations of witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, arguing that modern witchcraft in the West is in fact a serious religion that offers valuable insights. Original.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Sea Witch Spell Journal

The Sea Witch Spell Journal

Track the moon cycles, observations during ritual, which magical tools were used, and which gods or goddesses were invoked. Unique mermaid with crystal ball design will make any witch, Wiccan, mermaid wannabee, or pagan practitioner smile.

Author: Pagan Essentials

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1797042815

Category: Religion

Page: 132

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The perfect journal for beginning, teen, and experienced witches, pagans, and Wiccans. This easy-to-follow guide helps magical practitioners self-reflect on their rituals, meditations, and spells. Excellent journal for shadow work. Track the moon cycles, observations during ritual, which magical tools were used, and which gods or goddesses were invoked. Unique mermaid with crystal ball design will make any witch, Wiccan, mermaid wannabee, or pagan practitioner smile. This handy diary makes a perfect and portable Book of Shadows for a Sea Witch or Water Witch.
Categories: Religion